Selection & Placement - Glendon Future Students

Residence Guarantees

You are guaranteed an offer of residence if you are a first-year student admitted for the Fall session directly from a full-time secondary school program and you apply by June 1, 2018.

Single Room Guarantee: You will be assigned to a single room if you are a first-year student admitted with a minimum 90% average, and you apply by June 1, and you select the single room preference.

Residence offers will be sent out starting June. Please contact Housing at to follow up on your application if you have not heard from us by mid-July.

Students who apply after June 1: We cannot guarantee you a space in residence and you could be placed on a waiting list. Space will be offered as it becomes available throughout the summer, and priority will be given to first-year students who live farthest away.

Assignment and Preferences

You can select up to two preferred residences on your application but we cannot make guarantees. You should be prepared to accept any available space in any building. All residences have a great support system and experience to offer to first-year students.

Roommate Matching

Students who are placed in a double room will be asked specific questions in the residence application about your lifestyle preferences which will be used to match your compatibility with potential roommates. You will have the opportunity to self-select a roommate or have one selected for you. To ensure optimal compatibility and harmonious roommate relations, please make sure you answer the questions thoroughly and honestly. Double rooms may only be shared by students who are of the same gender.

The roommate selection module will be open between April and throughout the summer, when both of you can return to your online residence application and accept each other before Housing can confirm your room assignment together.

Housing will make every effort to accommodate your preferences, but we reserve the right to assign all residence space according to availability, suitability, fairness and need.

Offer Acceptance and Confirmation

Residence offers will be sent out starting June by email. To accept your residence offer, you must:

  1. Return your signed acceptance letter (both pages) to the Housing Office via fax, or email by the deadline specified AND 
  2. You are required to pay a $300 non-refundable room offer deposit online using a credit or visa debit card upon acceptance of your residence room offer. Your deposit is not an additional charge and will be deducted from your room fees after you move in. Instructions on how to pay your room deposit online will be included with your room offer.

Students will be offered a specific room in a specific residence building. Students who accept their offer are accepting their specific assignment.

You may not change your building or room assignment without permission which will be given only in emergencies and other special circumstances. If the reason for transfer is due to roommate conflict, you must contact your Don or RLC. Transfer will not be granted unless they are mediated by Residence Life & Housing Services, and pending availability. If you receive written approval to transfer to another residence room, you will be charged a $100 transfer fee and you will be responsible for covering any additional room upgrade costs, if applicable.

If you decline your residence offer then you may ask to be placed on a wait list or have your application cancelled.

If you do not respond to your residence offer by the deadline indicated, your offer will expire and your application will be cancelled. You may contact Housing and request to reactivate your application and be placed on a waiting list at any time.

Information about moving in and other residence services will be included in your offer package. It is your responsibility to contact the Housing Office and check your offer status in order to meet your acceptance deadline.

Waitlisted Applicants

If you do not receive a residence offer by July 27, then you should contact us to let us know you are still interested in waiting for an available space.

Cancellation, No-show and Early Withdrawal Policy (under review)

Applicable cancellation, no-show and early withdrawal fees will be charged to your Student Account. You are required to notify us in writing if you decide to cancel your room reservation at any time. The York Admissions Office will not notify Housing Services in the event you decide not to attend York.

  1. NON-REFUNDABLE ROOM DEPOSIT: Any student who cancels their room reservation must give notice of the cancellation in writing to Housing Services and will forfeit their $300 room reservation deposit. The room reservation deposit is not refundable under any circumstance.
  2. LATE CANCELLATION FEE: Any student who cancels their room reservation after July 31 and continues to be enrolled at the University will be charged a $250 late cancellation fee as Housing cannot guarantee to find another student to re-fill the space which may result in a vacancy.
  3. NO-SHOW: Any student who does not check into their room by the first day of classes and does not notify Housing Services of a late arrival date will be charged a $500 no-show fee as Housing cannot guarantee to find another student to re-fill the space which may result in a vacancy.
  4. EARLY WITHDRAWAL FROM RESIDENCE: Any student who takes occupancy and wishes to terminate their occupancy agreement early must inform Housing Services in writing by completing the Early Withdrawal form. The student will continue to be responsible for payment of the full residence and meal fees unless another applicant who is selected by Housing Services agrees to take over the occupancy agreement. In all circumstances, Housing cannot guarantee to refill the space. Should the room be reassigned to another student, the room fees will be adjusted for both students according to their actual occupancy dates. Additionally, the student who withdraws from residence early will be charged a $500 early withdrawal fee.
  5. WITHDRAWAL FROM UNIVERSITY: Any student who withdraws from the University during the occupancy period is no longer eligible to live in residence. All residence privileges will terminate at noon on the effective date of de-registration from the University. It is the responsibility of the student to notify Housing Services in writing of their withdrawal from the University and to return their keys to the Housing Office. The student who withdraws from the University and residence will be charged a $500 early withdrawal fee.
  6. EVICTION: Any student who is removed from residence for conduct issues is subject to the sanctions outlined in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities and any/all applicable financial penalties and fines.

Residence fees are not automatically adjusted or refunded. Any appeals for refund of unused residence and meal fees charged to a student’s account must be made in writing to the Manager of Housing Services.


Note: Housing Services strives to ensure the completeness and accuracy of information contained on this website, however, we reserve the right to change any of the information at any time without notice.